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Pope makes surprise visit to Rome optician for new eyeglasses

ROME - Pope Francis slipped out of the Vatican on Thursday evening to make a surprise visit to a Rome optician's shop to get a new pair of eyeglasses, insisting that his old frames be re-used and that he would pay for them.

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London's car-melting skyscraper wins Carbuncle Cup

LONDON - A London skyscraper that made headlines for reflecting sunlight at an intensity that melted parts of a Jaguar car in the street below has been awarded the annual Carbuncle Cup that highlights perceived architectural horrors.

02 Sep 2015

Texas teen fatally shoots himself while taking selfie

AUSTIN, Texas - A 19-year-old Texas man who was posing with a gun for a social media selfie photo accidentally shot himself and died from the wounds, Houston police said on Wednesday.

02 Sep 2015

First Dane goes into space -- to test bike gear

COPENHAGEN - Denmark will send its first man into space on Wednesday and in keeping with the country's love of all things cycling, one of his jobs will be to test new equipment on Danish-made exercise bikes at the International Space Station.

Science 01 Sep 2015

Bartender finds $20 bill, wins $1 million California lottery with it

- A Bay Area man who found a $20 bill on a street outside San Francisco International Airport used it to play the California lottery and won $1 million, a lottery spokesman said on Monday.

31 Aug 2015

Facing shortage, British sperm bank tells men: 'Prove your worth'

LONDON - The head of Britain's national sperm bank urged men to prove their manhood and help ease a shortage after the center signed up just nine registered donors in the year since its creation.

01 Sep 2015